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Description - A Dirty War by Anna Politkovskaya

The first account written by a Russian woman of the Chechen conflict, A Dirty War is an edgy and intense study of a country in crisis. Exasperated by the Russian government s attempts to manipulate media coverage of the war in Chechnya, journalist Anna Politkovskaya set off for the front line to report back and keep events in the public eye. In a series of articles from July 1999 to February 2000 she vividly described the atrocities and abuses of the war, both the corruption at the heart of post-Communist Russia and the equally spurious arguments and abominable behaviour of the Chechens. In her woman s view of the conflict Politkovskaya excoriates male stupidity and brutality on both sides and anatomises a war that is splitting apart her homeland. Showing a persistence and a determination beyond that of her male colleagues she has exposed the uncomfortable truths about a dirty war.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860468971
ISBN-10: 1860468977
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 148mm x 26mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: The Harvill Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anna Politkovskaya

Known to many as 'Russia's lost moral conscience', Anna Politkovskaya was a special correspondent for the Russian newspaper Novaya gazeta and the recipient of many honours for her writing. She is the author of A Dirty War, Putin's Russia and A Russian Diary, to be published in April 2007. Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in Moscow in October 2006.

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